1. Volume introduction. 2000 Years: looking backwards and forwards Editors 2. Progress and Abyss: remembering the future in the modern world J. Moltmann, University of Tubingen 3. Liberalism and value-pluralism: a post-Enlightenment view J. Gray, LSE 4. History and the Representation of the Past P. Ricoeur, Ecole des Hautes Etudes, Paris 5. The Future of Human Nature R. Schacht, University of Illinois 6. Sacrifice in archaic culture, in Judaism and in Christianity Rene Girard, Stanford, California 7. 'Second Comings:Neo-Protestant Ethics and Millennial Capitalism in Africa and elsewhere' J and J Comaroff, Chicago 8. Theology and the postmodern mind A.Thiselton, University of Nottingham 9. Conclusion: Beyond 2000 Years _ _
Paul Gifford is Buchanan Professor of French and Director of the Institute of European Cultural Identity Studies at the University of St Andrews. His publications inclide Reading Paul Valery: Universe in Mind (Cambridge, 1999) and Subject Matters: Subject and Self in French Literature from Descartes to the Present (Rodopi, 1999). David Archard, Trevor A. Hart and Nigel Rapport all teach at the University of St Andrews.
'This is a fascinating series of lectures given at St Andrews University, circling around the theme of whether the Christian era is over, and what might happen next ... Each lecture is short and readabe, and provides an excellent example of the author's thought.' - Keith Ward, Church Times' ... sparkles with intellectual power and eloquence.' - The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute